My first news is that I finally got around to taking pictures of a quilt top I finished months ago, mentioned here. It's the Hunky Dory crazy 9-patch made from the Oh Fransson! tutorial. I used a Hunky Dory layer cake and Essex linen/cotton in Putty.
I'm not sure of the exact size, I think it's around 56" square. I love it so much! I just need to get the backing ready so I can quilt it. I'm thinking of a pieced backing with the couple of leftover layer cake squares and some of my Hunky Dory yardage.
I also got my behind in gear this last week and finished the quilt top I gave a little sneak peek of last week. It's made from Moda's Bliss and I love.love.love it. I used the patchwork print for a border, along with some Kona premium bleached muslin. It is so bright and cheery and happy.
You'll have to pardon my pictures, I was doing the best I could without an assistant to hold them up for me, the ironing board had to do....
Again, I just need to get the backing ready so I can get it quilted. For this one I have some Bliss flannel that just needs one long seam sewn to join the two halves of the backing. Maybe I can get to that today.
I have also been planning my next quilt! A good friend of mine, one I have known since the first grade(!) is expecting her first baby, a little girl, in the next couple of months. She and her husband are huge Lakers fans, so I thought a baby girl quilt in purple might be nice. I didn't have any Lakers purple fabrics, but I did have some other very nice options, and so I pulled together this stack to make a quilt
Aren't those lovely? I am going to pair it with Kona Ash for the background, along with a gray print that I'll be using for each of the 9-patch centers. I can't wait! I think I'm going to start cutting fabric as soon as I finish this post.
And the last item I'll leave you with is some fabricy goodness that came into my home recently! I was lucky enough to find one lone fat quarter bundle of Sherbet Pips at an online store recently, and snatched it up! Now I just have to decide what to do with it!
Until next time!